The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 486 556 520
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -36
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 134 101 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 1.27% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 67 76
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £497 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7498 7934 8351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.33% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 4673 4774
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 479 459
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 117 £465 +9.41% 6
London -17 45 £488 +14.70% 3
Yorkshire +37 17 £425 +2.96%
South East +27 17 £450 +44.00% 2
East of England +17 17 £475 +1.33%
Hertfordshire +8 17 £475 -2.56%
North West +11 14 £520 +20.93%
Scotland +20 13 £326 -27.66%
West Yorkshire +22 10 £375 -11.76%
Manchester +11 10 £539 -6.32%
City of London 0 9 £520 +26.06%
Leeds +23 8 £375 -11.76%
Milton Keynes +19 8 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +17 8 £500 - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £450 -
Hampshire +28 5 £338 -20.58%
North Yorkshire +8 5 £425 +6.11%
West Midlands - 5 £450 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £330 -
Welwyn - 5 - -
Erskine - 5 £330 -
Wales -1 4 £425 +54.54%
Welwyn Garden City -7 4 £450 -9.09%
Knaresborough - 4 £425 -
Cardiff +18 3 £425 +54.54%
South Wales +8 3 £425 +54.54%
Berkshire +3 3 £450 +56.52%
Shropshire - 3 £450 -
Telford - 3 £450 -
Portsmouth - 3 £331 -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 244 (98.79%) F5
2 191 (77.33%) Cisco
3 161 (65.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 144 (58.30%) Firewall
5 133 (53.85%) CheckPoint
6 94 (38.06%) Cisco ASA
7 87 (35.22%) BIG-IP
8 84 (34.01%) Cisco Nexus
9 83 (33.60%) Juniper
10 81 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
11 76 (30.77%) Load Balancing
12 73 (29.55%) Network Security
13 72 (29.15%) BGP
14 71 (28.74%) DNS
15 64 (25.91%) CCNP
16 63 (25.51%) OSPF
17 56 (22.67%) Blue Coat
18 52 (21.05%) Data Centre
19 51 (20.65%) VPN
20 48 (19.43%) Palo Alto
21 45 (18.22%) Finance
22 43 (17.41%) WAN
22 43 (17.41%) TCP/IP
23 40 (16.19%) ITIL
24 37 (14.98%) Fortinet
25 36 (14.57%) Wireless
26 35 (14.17%) SolarWinds
27 31 (12.55%) LAN
27 31 (12.55%) CCNA
28 30 (12.15%) IPsec

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.64%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.02%) Apache
2 5 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.02%) Confluence
2 5 (2.02%) GlassFish
2 5 (2.02%) nginx
2 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.62%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) FileNet
4 1 (0.40%) JBoss
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.21%) MS Project
1 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.40%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 161 (65.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 144 (58.30%) Firewall
3 94 (38.06%) Cisco ASA
4 87 (35.22%) BIG-IP
5 84 (34.01%) Cisco Nexus
6 73 (29.55%) Network Security
7 72 (29.15%) BGP
8 71 (28.74%) DNS
9 63 (25.51%) OSPF
10 51 (20.65%) VPN
11 43 (17.41%) TCP/IP
11 43 (17.41%) WAN
12 36 (14.57%) Wireless
13 31 (12.55%) LAN
14 30 (12.15%) IPsec
15 29 (11.74%) MPLS
16 27 (10.93%) DHCP
16 27 (10.93%) EIGRP
17 26 (10.53%) SSL
18 19 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.02%) MongoDB
1 5 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (2.02%) Redis
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (2.43%) JIRA
2 5 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.02%) Gitweb
2 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 45 (18.22%) Finance
2 23 (9.31%) Banking
3 8 (3.24%) Law
4 7 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.43%) Retail
6 3 (1.21%) Legal
7 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (44.53%) Network Engineer
2 34 (13.77%) Security Engineer
3 32 (12.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 30 (12.15%) Consultant
5 29 (11.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 26 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
7 25 (10.12%) Senior Network Engineer
8 19 (7.69%) Analyst
9 18 (7.29%) Network Consultant
10 15 (6.07%) Architect
11 13 (5.26%) Network Architect
12 12 (4.86%) Network Specialist
13 11 (4.45%) Network Analyst
14 9 (3.64%) Security Consultant
15 8 (3.24%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 8 (3.24%) Network Security Consultant
15 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 8 (3.24%) Security Architect
16 7 (2.83%) Network Security Architect
16 7 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.88%) CSS
2 6 (2.43%) Middleware
3 5 (2.02%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (2.02%) Node.js
3 5 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.62%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.21%) Java EE
6 2 (0.81%) RESTful
6 2 (0.81%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) Ajax
7 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.40%) JSON
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.40%) RAML
7 1 (0.40%) React
7 1 (0.40%) SOAP
7 1 (0.40%) Swagger
7 1 (0.40%) XSLT
7 1 (0.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.29%) PKI
3 17 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (4.05%) iPad
5 8 (3.24%) User Experience
6 7 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.43%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.02%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.62%) DataPower
9 4 (1.62%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.21%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.21%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.21%) Wiki
11 2 (0.81%) CMDB
11 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.45%) Linux
2 9 (3.64%) Unix
2 9 (3.64%) Windows
3 5 (2.02%) CentOS
4 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 40 (16.19%) ITIL
3 26 (10.53%) Network Architecture
4 20 (8.10%) Project Management
5 19 (7.69%) Network Management
5 19 (7.69%) Service Management
6 18 (7.29%) Network Monitoring
7 17 (6.88%) Change Control
7 17 (6.88%) ITIL V3
7 17 (6.88%) Service Delivery
8 16 (6.48%) Change Management
8 16 (6.48%) Network Design
9 13 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 12 (4.86%) Migration
11 11 (4.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (4.05%) Information Security
12 10 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (3.64%) High Availability
14 8 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.83%) Java
2 6 (2.43%) PHP
3 2 (0.81%) C
3 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 81 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (25.91%) CCNP
3 31 (12.55%) CCNA
4 28 (11.34%) CCIE
5 26 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 23 (9.31%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.24%) Degree
8 6 (2.43%) CCSA
8 6 (2.43%) CCSE
9 5 (2.02%) JNCIP
9 5 (2.02%) JNCIS
10 4 (1.62%) CISSP
10 4 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.81%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.40%) CCAA
12 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.40%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (8.10%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.05%) SLA
4 3 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 14 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.05%) ProxySG
3 5 (2.02%) NFS
3 5 (2.02%) Squid
4 3 (1.21%) KVM
4 3 (1.21%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.21%) XenServer
5 2 (0.81%) Firmware
6 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.40%) Xen
6 1 (0.40%) XenApp
6 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.48%) OPNET
2 7 (2.83%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.83%) Nessus
2 7 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (2.43%) Nagios
4 5 (2.02%) Ansible
4 5 (2.02%) Grafana
4 5 (2.02%) Graphite
4 5 (2.02%) Graylog
4 5 (2.02%) HAProxy
4 5 (2.02%) Icinga
4 5 (2.02%) StatsD
4 5 (2.02%) Terraform
5 3 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.81%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.81%) Legato
6 2 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 244 (98.79%) F5
2 191 (77.33%) Cisco
3 133 (53.85%) CheckPoint
4 83 (33.60%) Juniper
5 56 (22.67%) Blue Coat
6 48 (19.43%) Palo Alto
7 37 (14.98%) Fortinet
8 35 (14.17%) SolarWinds
9 30 (12.15%) Riverbed
9 30 (12.15%) TippingPoint
10 25 (10.12%) Aruba
11 21 (8.50%) FireEye
12 20 (8.10%) HP
13 18 (7.29%) BMC
14 17 (6.88%) Tufin
14 17 (6.88%) VMware
15 16 (6.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 15 (6.07%) Citrix
16 15 (6.07%) Nokia
16 15 (6.07%) Sourcefire